Once you get past that initial thrill of opening the packaging, setting it up and toying around with its settings, any platform is only as good – and as fun – as the games available for it. With the launch of PlayStation Move, the lineup of what's on offer is relatively limited and, as the hardware's all about getting people to, er move around, focuses on sports and party games, with a couple of notable exceptions.
Those would be EyePet, Kung Fu Rider and Tumble, all from Sony, with Tumble being a PSN game. EyePet is a virtual pet "game" that's been available as a PS Eye title in Europe for some time and has been reworked to incorporate Move. While charming, it falls under the category of a kid's title (though I've no doubt some adults will find it fun) and it won't be subject to review here; instead I'll be focusing on the more "core" games in the following pages. As for Kung Fu Rider, it's an odd creation out of SCE Studios Japan.
That leaves us with Sports Champions
and Racquet Sports
from Sony and Ubisoft, respectively. Sports Champions
comes bundled with the $100 Move starter kit and the PS3 Move system bundle
, but is also available separately ($40) for those who decide to buy their Move setups piecemeal.
With that out of the way – and without any further ado – it's on with the reviews: